Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Undergraduate Program Director
Ph.D., 2009, Sociology
University of Washington
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Resume / CV
Professor Drakulich’s recent work addresses three interrelated questions. The first question concerns social processes related to crime and its consequences across space—and in particular across neighborhoods and communities. A second line of research builds on the first by asking how people view crime, disorder, and social control processes within their community. Finally, a third line of research follows this line of thought beyond neighborhoods, examining how people view crime, control, and related policies more broadly, and how these views impact political behavior. Underlying all three of these lines of research are two overarching themes: race and racism, and interpersonal interactions and relationships.
Professor Drakulich received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington, where he studied deviance and social control, as well as methodology through his association with the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences. He is a 2014 recipient of the National Institute of Justice’s W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship as well as the 2014 New Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division of People of Color and Crime. In 2016 the students of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice awarded him the Robert Sheehan Excellence in Teaching Award.
- Drakulich, Kevin, John Hagan, Devon Johnson, and Kevin H. Wozniak. 2016. “Race, Justice, Policing, and the 2016 American Presidential Election.” Du Bois Review.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2015. “The Hidden Role of Racial Bias in Support for Policies Related to Inequality and Crime.” Punishment & Society 17(5): 541-574.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. and Laura Siller. 2015. “Presumed Danger: Race, Bias, Stigma, and Perceptions of Crime and Criminals.” Pp. 23-58 in Deadly Injustice: Race, Criminal Justice, and the Death of Trayvon Martin, edited by Devon Johnson, Patricia Warren, and Amy Farrell. New York: New York University Press.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2015. “Explicit and Hidden Racial Bias in the Framing of Social Problems.” Social Problems 62(3): 391-418.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2015. “Concerns for Self or Family? Sources of and Responses to Altruistic Fear.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 30(7).
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2014. “Social Capital, Information, and Perceptions of Neighborhood Safety from Crime.” Social Science Quarterly.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. and Robert D. Crutchfield. 2013. “The Role of Perceptions of the Police in Informal Social Control: Implications for the Racial Stratification of Crime and Control.” Social Problems 60: 383-407.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. and Kristin Rose*. 2013. “Being Male or Living with a Female: Fear for Partners by Sex and Sexual Orientation.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 28: 1765-1797.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2013. “Perceptions of the Local Danger Posed by Crime: Race, Disorder, Informal Control, and the Police.” Social Science Research 42: 611-32.
- Drakulich, Kevin M. 2012. “Strangers, Neighbors, and Race: A Contact Model of Stereotypes and Racial Anxieties about Crime.” Race and Justice 2: 322-55.
- Drakulich, Kevin M., Robert D. Crutchfield, Ross L. Matsueda, and Kristin Rose*. 2012. “Instability, Informal Control, and Criminogenic Situations: Community Effects of Returning Prisoners.” Crime, Law, and Social Change 57: 493-519.
Awards and Honors
- Robert Sheehan Excellence in Teaching Award. 2016. Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
- New Scholar Award. 2014. American Society of Criminology, Division of People of Color and Crime.
- W.E.B. Du Bois Fellow. 2014. National Institute of Justice.
- American Society of Criminology
- American Sociological Association
- Society for the Study of Social Problems
- Law and Society Association
- Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice Network